Toddler falls on pencil that pierces her brain (X-Ray)
WREN Bowell is 2. At her home in Peasedown St John, Somerset, she was racing to show her parents a picture she had just drawn. She tripped over a stair gate. The pencil she was holding – wince now – entered her eye. The pencil passed though her skull and went 1 1/2in into the frontal lobe of her brain.
Wisely, her parents did not fiddle with the pencil. They called 999. After an operation lasting four hours at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, Wren is recovered.
Medics removed a section of Wren’s skull with the pencil. Plastic plates and biodegradable screws repaired the skull.
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